Sheriff’s department investigates Sasquatch sighting

2012-09-05T00:00:00Z 2012-09-05T07:26:29Z Sheriff’s department investigates Sasquatch sightingBy Matt Johnson | Vernon County Broadcaster La Crosse Tribune
September 05, 2012 12:00 am  • 

TOWN OF STARK — Sheriff’s deputies investigated a possible Sasquatch sighting last week near a campsite at the Kickapoo Valley Reserve.

The Vernon County Sheriff’s Department received the report from just one person, who was driving near South Jug Creek Road in the town of Stark.

“The person who called it in was driving down the road, and they saw what they described as a dark-haired … Sasquatch,” Sheriff John Spears said. “It looked like it was hiding in the ditch line. When they went by, it jumped.”

Spears sent a patrol car to the area, but the deputy turned up nothing.

While all calls are taken seriously, Spears said the Sasquatch sighting has led to a few giggles around the department.

Reading from the report on the incident, Spears said, “All that they could tell us was it was a large figure that was dark in color, black-brown in color, with no clothes and it looked like it was just fur.”

The person calling in the report said, “There’s no way it could have been a wolf,” Spears said.

The department released details about the incident Tuesday among the 22 reports of suspicious activity it fielded last week. The alleged Bigfoot sighting occurred Thursday.

“That same day we had some peacock problems in the county, so it was one of those things where you never know what you’re going to get on any given day,” Spears said. “After I signed the press release, I figured I’d probably get a few phone calls.”

While the department was unable to confirm the sighting of Sasquatch, it did confirm the sighting of two peacocks in the town of Christiana.

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(5) Comments

  1. whyme
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    whyme - September 05, 2012 6:09 pm
    free speech my #%&^%#%%$@ eh trib.
    censor censor censor my postings will ya please
  2. LovMeHateMeDontCare
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    LovMeHateMeDontCare - September 05, 2012 12:42 pm
    In La Crosse the big news is if the police department should fine a college student for getting blasted and running away from his friends so the police had to go looking for him - I know, I know I am over simplifying - it is for effect - But some person reports a Sasquatch and they send someone out, and no one says boo about fining that person for reporting a Sasquatch - when was the last time anyone was killed or injured by a Sasquatch? If looking for a Sasquatch is a reasonable use of law enforcment funds, then so is making sure a college kid is okay....
  3. Matt Foley
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    Matt Foley - September 05, 2012 12:09 pm
    What the DNR doesn't want you to know is that the Kickapoo Valley Reserve was established to provide habitat for Sasquatch that were acquired from the State of Washington. The plan was the Sasquatch would control the wild hog population and fit in well with the local people.
  4. scomls
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    scomls - September 05, 2012 8:40 am
    Sasquatch was on his way home from Rockton Bar.
  5. Buggs Raplin
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    Buggs Raplin - September 05, 2012 8:09 am
    What's Joe Biden doing in Vernon County?
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